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Updated to Q2 2017
The European butyl acetate (butac) market remained tight throughout the second quarter of this year due to OXEA’s force majeure in February causing a gap in production and BASF’s continued force majeure. Volumes of material imported from outside of Europe remained limited, preventing the European supply situation from becoming less tight.
Upwards pressure on prices was also caused by feedstock butanol, which continued to increase on short supply following sharp price increases during the first quarter. Butac prices rose in late April on this upstream cost pressure.
BASF’s limited presence on the market and stable butanol costs kept butac prices at this level throughout May and early June. Demand for butac remained healthy despite these prices being more than two thirds higher than they were in the second quarter of 2016.
However, some sources said that buyers were only purchasing material as they needed it because high prices discouraged them from restocking.
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